Scalable Web Architectures with Ruby and Amazon S3

I’m at barcamp bangalore 2 right now. What a crowd! Everyone has a wireless startup they’re working on with their friends: the tech entrepreneur scene is definitely heating up in India.
I gave a talk this morning about scalable web architectures. I focused on what we learned from building slideshare, including aspects specific to scaling Ruby on Rails. I also talked about Amazon S3, which I can’t say enough good things about. People thought that my slide on google ad words / Amazon cash flow was pretty funny.
Anyway, here’s the slides, plus a video snippet from the beginning of the presentation. Feel free to comment on individual slides on slideshare, and I’ll try to answer questions!

(video brought to you by Arun Ramarathnam )

3 thoughts on “Scalable Web Architectures with Ruby and Amazon S3

  1. Marston December 7, 2006 / 1:06 am

    Great slide, thanks. I’m wondering how you configured your Rails app to read from multiple databases and write to only one? From what I heard active record doesn’t have database connection pooling, though this sounds like a core feature that really needs supporting. Thanks.

  2. santosh December 10, 2006 / 12:15 am

    Is there a complete version of the talk on video somewhere I can reach?
    – Santosh

  3. Jon December 11, 2006 / 1:40 am

    No video, but I’ll try to podcast the talk in the next week or so. If I do, I’ll put a link here.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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